About Us
Delivering Expert Pediatric Opinions with Integrity Since 1993 ™

We Are Your Pediatric Medical Experts

PME specializes exclusively in pediatric medicine and legal support services, offering a team of top-tier pediatric medical experts dedicated to the well-being of infants and children. Dr. Bartholomew and her team stand on over 35 years of hands-on experience in pediatric care, making their insights not only well-informed due to their extensive educational backgrounds but also enriched by decades of direct patient care. This is why they are frequently sought after to serve as consultants in pediatric litigation cases.

Our Mission

To provide understanding about complicated medical processes in children that are the best representation of the current literature and standards of care. To do this with honesty, integrity, and in a manner easily understood by all. In  providing clarity and answers to these complicated medical issues we hope to help families suffering from the loss of their child and that child’s future.

Our Vision

PME was established to assist families in dealing with their questions and grief surrounding the death or catastrophic injury of a child and to provide expert services to the legal community when needed, with a focus on clarity and understanding of what happened, why it happened, and how it happened. 

Our hope as we grow as a company is to develop a vibrant company that can address all the needs of grieving families including: 

  • Individual grief counseling 
  • Group grief counseling
  • Legal assistance when needed
  • Medical record reviews after the death of a child to understand the medicine in both and
  • A national grief and recovery support community with minimal cost to that family.
Pediatric Expert Services We Specialize in

Santa J. Bartholomew MD, FAAP, FCCM has been actively practicing Pediatric Critical Care Medicine for over 35 years. She is an extremely talented Pediatric Critical Care Physician and a very well-educated Pediatric Medical Professor with both deposition and trial experience in a wide variety of cases. 

Dr. Bartholomew will work to explain the details to help you better understand the medicine as it relates to your case. We will work with your team to determine the facts of your case and to identify causation and standard of care issues. 

Please scroll down to see the broad range of pediatric expert services that we specialize in.

Medical Malpractice occurs when a hospital or practitioner causes injury to a patient either through a negligent act or by omission. Losing a loved one is a tragedy, losing a child is much worse because of the loss of the hopes and dreams for this child that are lost with them. Most healthcare providers are dedicated practitioners and provide extraordinary care in very stressful situations. They perform with knowledge and skill and save many lives over the course of their careers. But even the best providers make avoidable mistakes that can lead to injury, illness, or death. With our case reviews, we get to the truth.

Are you a family member with a child that was injured or died under a physician’s care in the hospital?

Or you just do not remember what happened in the hospital and now have myriad questions about the care? 

We can help.

Even the finest medical practitioners can be faced with a medical malpractice case. 

We evaluate the medical records with the definition of medical malpractice in mind and identify misdiagnoses or diagnoses completely missed and how that may have injured a child or caused their death.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We come onsite at the request of hospitals or insurance companies and conduct a complete assessment of the facility, its workflows, staffing, and patient journeys. We’ll identify weaknesses and strengths and provide recommendations to help improve your patient care and minimize the risk of medical malpractice.

With separation and divorce, child custody can become one of the most volatile issues for parents, which can often leave a negative impact on the child.

Our goal is to help all parties involved get through this process with the best interest of the child foremost in everyone’s mind.

In legal terms, child abuse is defined as inflicting harm or permitting harm to be inflicted on a child or placing a child in a position in which they have a substantial risk of being injured.

We will conduct a thorough child abuse case review to help determine if there is any evidence of abuse.

With separation and divorce, child custody can become one of the most volatile issues for both parents and children.

Our goal is to help all parties involved get through this process with the best interest of the child foremost in everyone’s mind.

Santa J. Bartholomew MD, FAAP, FCCM has extensive knowledge and experience as an expert witness.

Her testimony is grounded in a firm understanding of the principles of care developed over decades of highest-quality care. 

Whether it be peer review, utilization review, medical necessity, medical malpractice or another type of file review, Dr. Bartholomew and her team will thoroughly review files using her 35+ years of experience to provide timely and medically accurate information.